- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp. soda
- 1 tsp. salt
Cream until fluffy:
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
Add, one at a time, beating after each:
- 2 eggs
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1 tsp. vanilla
Add dry ingredients alternately with:
- 1 cup mashed bananas (2 to 3)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
Beat well after each addition.
Turn into greased 9-inch layers or large cake pan.
Bake at 350 F. for 30-35 minutes.
This is from an old cookbook, and it did not mention frosting. We found we like it equally as well frosted or unfrosted.